Reminder: Call for ACR Officer Nominations (July 18 Deadline)
The ACR Officer Nominating Committee (Tina Lowrey, Nailya Ordabayeva, Susan Broniarczyk, David Dubois, and June Cotte) is seeking nominations for four ACR Board positions.
Please note that both the nomination and the voting procedures have been revised in the updated ACR by-laws, approved last year.
Nominations: Members of the Association entitled to vote may nominate themselves (self-nomination) or may nominate any other member by the date specified in the call for nominations. Self-nominations are encouraged. Those who came second in previous elections are encouraged to self-nominate for this election.
Please note that, consistent with the revised by-laws of ACR, up to ten nominees may run for each position. Those nominated will be solicited for their agreement to stand for election by the nominating committee. Nominees who are not self-nominated must confirm their willingness to stand for election. If more than ten nominations are received, the first ten nominees received will stand for election.
Nominees must be current ACR members. A nominator may nominate an ACR member for more than one Board position; however, no nominee will be slated for more than one position.
Nominations should include the nominee’s name, place of employment, open position(s), and a brief letter explaining why the nominee is qualified for the position; for self-nominations, include this in the cover letter. Examples of information that could be included to indicate qualification for the position include involvement with ACR /ACR conferences over the past 5 years (e.g., presentations, attendance, reviewing, program committee) and other leadership positions in the field.
Voting Process: ACR moved to an approval voting process last year. Approval voting enables members of the association to vote for all candidates they approve for a position – that is, they can endorse one, a few, all, or none of the candidates for a position. All valid ballots submitted within the time limit prescribed on the ballot shall be counted by the Executive Director. The persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the offices for which they were nominated. In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by a runoff election between the tied candidates. The chair of the Nominating Committee shall monitor the votes.
There are four (4) positions open for nominations in the 2022 election:
The President-elect of the Association shall perform the duties prescribed and approved by the Board of Directors, all of the duties of the President in his/her absence, and in the event a vacancy occurs in the position of President, shall automatically assume such position. The President-elect shall also appoint the chair(s) of the ACR Fall Conference and doctoral symposium for the year of his/her presidency.
The President-Elect serves a three-year term on the Board, assuming the duties of President-Elect on January 1, 2023, President on January 1, 2024, and Past-President on January 1, 2025.
The Treasurer of the Association is an officer and shall provide financial oversight of the Association and the Executive Director, monitor the Association’s financial activities, review and ultimately authorize conference budgets and other budgets, and report annually on the Association’s financial status and activities to the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall retain a Certified Public Accountant approved by the Board of Directors for the purpose of auditing the financial records of the Association. The Treasurer shall approve all expenditures in excess of an amount set from time to time by the Board of Directors.
The elected individual serves a three-year term. On January 1, 2023, the duties of the Treasurer-in-Training shall be to work closely with the Treasurer to prepare to serve as this corporation’s Treasurer in the following year. Starting January 1, 2024, the Treasurer-in-Training shall become the Treasurer and serve in that position for a two-year term (through December 31, 2025). During the initial one-year training period, the Treasurer-in-Training shall not be a member of the Board of Directors but shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors the following year upon becoming the Treasurer.
2023 Academic-Industry Director:
The Academic-Industry Director participates in and votes on all matters put to the ACR Board of Directors and attends the annual Board of Directors Meeting held at the North American conference. The Academic-Industry perspectives Director is responsible for representing the academic-industry perspective on the Board. Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations.
2023 At-Large Director:
The At-Large Directors participate in and vote on all matters put to the ACR Board of Directors and attend the annual Board of Directors meeting held at the North American conference. Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations.
The At-Large Director shall be elected for a two-year term on the Board of Directors and shall assume the duties on January 1, 2023.